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Map: The Ocean Floor Around Antarctica
Cold waters off Antarctica, sometimes called the Southern Ocean, form a distinct ecosystem.

Physical Map of Antarctica
Antarctica is the coldest, highest, and driest continent, almost completely covered by ice.

Elsewhere on the Web

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Information on all areas of marine research, plus education resources and more.

National Science Foundation Polar Research
Information on Antarctic research from the organization that funds GLOBEC.

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC)
Information on climate change and how it will affect the abundance, diversity, and productivity of marine populations.

The Nathaniel B. Palmer
Specifications and photos of the icebreaker


Helvarg, David. “Antarctic Tours Heat Up.” National Geographic Traveler, January/February 2001.

Heacox, Kim. Antarctica: The Last Continent, 1998.

“Antarctic Accidental—An All-White Penguin.” National Geographic, January 1998.

Weintraub, Boris. “Antarctic First: Alone Across a Frozen Land.” National Geographic, July 1997.

Stevens, Jane Ellen. “Exploring Antarctic Ice.” National Geographic, May 1996.

“Tracking an Iceberg the Size of a State.” National Geographic, May 1991.

“Antarctic Whales: Down in the Count.” National Geographic, January 1990.


Fothergill, Alastair. A natural history of the Antarctic: Life in the Freezer. New York : Sterling Publishing Company, 1995.

Messner, Reinhold. Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell. Seattle: Mountaineers, 1991.

Mickleburgh, Edwin. Beyond the Frozen Sea: Visions of Antarctica. London: Bodley Head, 1987.

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